05.06.21 Deal Parking Proposal Once Again Restricts Access By jweber In May of 2021, the Borough of Deal introduced ordinance 1293 which would create permit-only parking on several streets east of Ocean Avenue. The text of that ordinance is here - https://jerseyshore.surfrider.org/deal-proposed-parking-ordinance-2021/ Surfrider Foundation volunteer attorney Andrew Chambarry has written to the NJ DEP with this letter - https://jerseyshore.surfrider.org/letter-deal-ordinance-1239-permit-parking/ As you can see, this ordinance, if passed, may possibly violate the Public Trust Doctrine and also Executive Order #143 issued by Governor Murphy regarding the Covid-19 pandemic. News 12 NJ story here - https://newjersey.news12.com/ordinance-in-jersey-shore-town-would-further-restrict-beach-parking-during-summer The Chapter plans to fight this on the local and the state level. We need NJ DEP to support public access to beaches. Here's what you can do. Write to the town of Deal. Their webform is here - https://dealborough.com/contact/contact-us/ Call the State legislators of the 11th District, Gopal, Downey, and Houghtaling 732-695-3371 Call the NJ DEP's hotline. Tell them Deal is trying to restrict public access.